01-31-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, News, Programs

2018 is in full swing, and so is planning for the Annual Community Development Summit. Over the last few years, we have explored like Building Complete Communities, Reaching Across Boundaries, and The Power of Place, putting the focus on projects that can be implemented to improve our neighborhoods. This year, we’re taking a different approach: we’ll be celebrating [...]

11-28-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Policy, Programs

The winter is here, and with winter comes our annual tradition: seeking speakers for our Community Development Summit in the spring! PCRG’s 2018 Community Development Summit will take place May 15-16, 2018 and we are seeking outstanding sessions on all topics relating to community development. Our sessions in the past have covered everything from land [...]

11-27-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Policy, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

Two weeks ago, on Tuesday, November 14, the House Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing entitled A Progress Report on PA Land Banks at the Five-Year Mark. Witnesses testified to the accomplishments of land banks across the state. The hearing provided an opportunity for reflection; while much has been accomplished, land banking in Pittsburgh is still more theoretical [...]

11-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan, News, Partners, Programs

Justin has been at PCRG since September 18th, working as an Executive Ally through CORO Pittsburgh’s Public Allies program. Justin is currently developing both a capitalization plan as well as a communication plan for the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL). He is working closely with both PCRG’s Executive Director as well as Walter Burlack, [...]

10-22-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Members, News

Aaron Salituro is the newest arrival at PCRG. He will be serving as the new AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. Aaron will be leading a cohort of six VISTA members, each serving within the Pittsburgh community. Over the course of the next year, Aaron will be guiding members through their service by acting as a resource for them [...]

09-29-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents Mid-Tier Bank Collaborative Council Meeting September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance Welcome Adrie & Sabreena! Citizens Bank Contribution to PCRG Member Highlight: Perry Hilltop & Fineview Formerly Vacant Properties Used for Affordable Housing Mid-Tier Bank Collaborative Council Meeting Last modified on 2017-09-22 12:46:13 GMT. 0 comments. Top. On September 12th PCRG [...]

09-12-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News

  In August, PCRG welcomed two new VISTA members to the PCRG team. Both Sabreena and Adrie will be working on projects readers will learn more about over the next year. We asked the two of them some questions to introduce them to our members, partners, and friends. — Adrie, where are you from? I’m from [...]

07-17-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Member services, News, Programs, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

In recent months, affordable housing policy has been in both the national and local news. PCRG members and partners advocate for legislation and programs to support affordable housing, but they are also actively involved in affordable housing production. PCRG supports our members’ involvement both through research and advocacy, as well as through programs. These programs include [...]

06-7-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News

Since being founded in 1988, PCRG has taken the time each year to recognize financial institutions, nonprofit groups, and individuals that positively impact their communities. That annual awards luncheon has now transformed into our two-day Summit. However, each year we still take the time to recognize individuals and groups from the Greater Pittsburgh Region who [...]

06-1-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, News

The 2017 Community Development Summit has come and gone. On behalf of PCRG, thank you to all of our supporters. Whether you presented, volunteered, sponsored, or attended, you made our Summit a success. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s some of the feedback we got from attendees: “The Summit was amazing as always.” “I [...]